6 Vinegars You Should Know About

Find out which ones are worth a try.

6 Vinegars You Should Know About

Along with apple cider vinegar, which has been in the spotlight lately thanks to its ability to detox both your gut and your skin, it turns out there are many other options that offer tons of health benefits and can be used in many different ways. If you are looking to expand your repertoire this season, read on to learn about the various vinegars you can choose from. Used in cooking, beauty, household cleaning, and more, you can get creative trying out each one to find your favorite.

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can do wonders for your digestion, from kickstarting it to simply minimizing bloat. Many nutritionists recommend starting your day with some apple cider vinegar mixed with water and lemon juice, but there are many ways to incorporate it into your cooking as well. Perhaps the most surprising benefit of this vinegar is the wonders it can do for your skin. Try a one-to-two ratio with water for your own homemade toner for normal skin and increase the water content for dryer skin.

More: 5 Weight Loss Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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